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This Natural Wonders Road Trip Will Show You Kentucky Like You’ve Never Seen It Before

One thing can never be disputed about our state, and that is the natural beauty we’ve been gifted with. There are so many enchanting spots to visit, camp, fish, boat or just absorb nature, a month wouldn’t be enough time to visit them all. We’ve put together a natural wonders road trip in Kentucky to get things started, but this is just the tip of our iceberg. Grab some friends and family and check out this natural adventure, or as much of it as you can. I’ll be the first to admit it is easy to get mesmerized by some of these locations and spend extra time.

10. Rock House Natural Bridge, Albany

Located off Highway 379, this stone formation attracts people from all across the U.S. The stone itself is a very cool spot to stop and just soak up some nature, have a picnic, or explore the unique environment. The historic archway also has an Indian burial ground above it that has been preserved.

2. Lost River Cave, Bowling Green


This unique cave at 2818 Nashville Road has an underground river tour, which is the only one of its kind in Kentucky. It has a beautiful Blue Hole that will have you gazing into its depths for hours as well. The inner sanctuary of the cave was once a speak easy and hub of entertainment and excitement, with much of the structures still visible and some rooms available for rent. It is a remarkable place to spend a day and unlike any other cave system in Kentucky discovered, so far.

1. Cumberland Falls, Corbin


This beautiful waterfall at 7351 State Highway 90 is the Niagara of the South. It is a place that is almost magical, especially at night. On specific nights, visitors get to see the amazing moonbow. This is a truly enchanting experience, as Cumberland Falls is one of only two places in the world where moonbows regularly appear. Some people say fairies skip across the water on these special nights. If you have never visited the falls, this should definitely go on a bucket list.

Taking a natural wonders road trip in Kentucky can be a truly magical experience. Mother Nature’s true artistry is visible in almost every area of our state. We have covered other unique places that you can visit too!

Jenn Shockley
I am somewhat a cliche'. I grew up running around barefoot on a farm in Kentucky. I love writing, art, sunshine, all animals and my incredibly patient husband, who tolerates my "crazy animal lady" side.